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Author Sheahen, Allan.

Title Basic income guarantee : your right to economic security / by Allan Sheahen.

Publication Info. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  362.582 S539B    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 204 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Exploring the basic income guarantee
Exploring the basic income guarantee.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-191) and index.
Summary "1. Basic Income Guarantee: The Right to Economic Security by Allan Sheahen argues that there is a moral obligation to provide everyone with a decent level of living. Your right to be--your right to simple existence--is not something for others to grant or withhold as an economic carrot, or to give as a gift. It is a universal right. Some call it "Social Security for everyone." In plain, simple English, Sheahen answers the toughest questions about an issue which would revolutionize the American way of life. We can end poverty, close the wealth gap, and provide economic security to everyone by giving all Americans a modest, yet unconditional income"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents 1 Introduction: It's Time to Think BIG 1 -- 2 So What's the BIG Idea? 3 -- 3 Why Did We Lose the War on Poverty? 7 -- 4 Did You Know? 13 -- 5 Why Are Jobs Not the Answer? 19 -- 6 Why Is There So Much Inequality in the United States? 31 -- 7 How Do Other Countries Handle Economic Security? 49 -- 8 Why Should the United States Adopt a Basic Income Guarantee? 55 -- 9 Is a Basic Income Guarantee Moral? 61 -- 10 Why Should I Work to Support Welfare Chiselers? 67 -- 11 Why Not Guarantee Everyone a Job? 71 -- 12 Why Not Try Other Programs? 79 -- 13 Can the United States Afford a Basic Income Guarantee? 85 -- 14 Will a Basic Income Guarantee Work? 97 -- 15 Has the Basic Income Guarantee Ever Been Tested? 107 -- 16 What about the Work Ethic? 113 -- 17 What Will Life Be Like under a Basic Income Guarantee? 117 -- 18 Will a Basic Income Guarantee Threaten Democracy? 121 -- 19 How Is a Basic Income Guarantee Administered? 127 -- 20 What's Happening with BIG around the World? 133 -- 21 Can America Be Convinced? 141 -- 22 Realistically, What Are the Chances for a BIG in the United States? 147.
Subject Basic income -- United States.
Public welfare -- United States.
Economic security -- United States.
Economic security. (OCoLC)fst00902077
Basic income. (OCoLC)fst00948803
Public welfare. (OCoLC)fst01083250
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9781137005700 (hardback)
113700570X (hardback)
Standard No. 7423647
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